30 Rock – S03E05 – Reunion Review

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Taking another page from the life of Tina Fey, in the latest 30 Rock, we see the evolution of an unappealing and awkward version of Liz Lemon into the gorgeous TV mogul that we have come to know and love. Don Geiss has woken up from his diabetic coma and has decided to remain as head of GE for as long as possible, leaving Jack to mourn his promotion and the thousands of business cards that he had secretly printed up in anticipation. ... Read More

30 Rock – S03E04 – Gavin Volure Review

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The guest stars keep on rolling out. This week Steve Martin plays what seems to be a more developed version of the character he played in Tina’s last film Baby Mama. While many revere Steve Martin for a collective career, in recent years I have found him to become as exhausting as the appearances of other similarly aged actors like Caine, Hoffman, Walken, Murray, Freeman, Nicholson. This continues to be true, but his character did offer a deeper examination of what ... Read More

30 Rock – S03E03 – The One With The Cast of ‘Night Court’ Review

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It turns out when one brings in four guest stars, all of whom haven’t been on TV regularly in years, it creates a vortex of stale around the original TV components of a show. In Episode 303, it feels like there is equals parts meta-sadness for its guest stars and exhaustion from last week’s stellar installment. In "The One With The Cast of 'Night Court'," Kenneth’s despair over new NBC page uniforms leads Tracy to fulfill the lifelong wish of seeing the originally ... Read More

30 Rock – S03E02 – Believe In The Stars Review

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Perfection, thy name is Tina Fey/Liz Lemon. The best show on TV right now came out of the gate strong last week, but with its second episode of the third season, proved why we should all be watching. A great sitcom should be performing several tasks: Most episodes should serve as fairly stand alone to ensure a new audience can jump in and have fun. Every storyline should be set to best serve the unique neuroses of each character. Jokes should come ... Read More

30 Rock – S03E01 – Do-Over Review

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It’s back, It’s back! And more importantly, the best sitcom on TV is running on all cylinders. The episode revolves around Bev (always funny guest star Megan Mullally), an adoption agency employee inspecting Liz Lemon’s life to determine if she is a strong candidate for a baby. I’ve never been a supporter of the Liz Lemon ticking biological clock stories, but I think the audience should learn to trust Tina Fey – award winning writer, actress, movie star and soon to be ... Read More